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Extreme Job (2019)

Geukhanjikeob (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 21 June 2019 (USA)
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A police undercover operation takes a delicious, unexpected turn.

Director:

Byeong-heon Lee

Writer:

Se-Young Bae
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Credited cast:
Myoung Gong Myoung Gong ... Jae-hoon (as Gong-Myoung .)
Lee Hanee ... Detective Jang
Joon-seok Heo Joon-seok Heo ... General Manager Jung
Jeong Jae-Kwang Jeong Jae-Kwang ... Gungpyeong Port uniformed police
Jin-Hee Jang Jin-Hee Jang ... Sun-hee
Yoo Je-Yoon Yoo Je-Yoon ... Cameraman
Seon-kyu Jin Seon-kyu Jin ... Detective Ma
Eui-sung Kim
Myung-Joon Kim Myung-Joon Kim ... Head of department
Dong-hwi Lee ... Young-ho
Dong-yong Lee ... Nail salon mahjong man 1
Jeong-se Oh ... Ted Chang
Seung-ryong Ryu ... Captain Ko
Ha-kyun Shin
Young-kyu Song Young-kyu Song
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A team of narcotics detectives goes undercover in a fried chicken joint to stake out an organized crime gang. But things take an unexpected turn when the detectives' chicken recipe suddenly transforms the rundown restaurant into the hottest eatery in town. Written by CJ Entertainment America

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A ground-breaking investigation you've never tasted before. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

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"Extreme Job" (South Korea) and "Lobster Cop" (China) both share similar stories and tones, as they were both developed through the Korea-China Story Joint Development Project, which was co-hosted by the Korea Creative Content Agency and the China National Newspaper. See more »

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Bonkers Undercover Caper
31 July 2019 | by alisonc-1See all my reviews

Captain Ko (Ryu Seung-ryong) leads a ragtag team of undercover narcotics officers, who have the reputation of bungling the simplest job. They have been trying for ages to catch a big drug lord, and when they discover that he and his gang are staying across the street from a chicken joint about to go out of business because there are never any customers, they take over the restaurant with the aim of spying on the kingpin and, hopefully, bringing him down. Unfortunately, the chicken that they cook is a massive hit and soon they have no time at all to spy because they're busy serving an unending stream of customers. Are they really so competent in cooking chicken when they're so incompetent of cops? Do they need to reconsider their career choices? Only time will tell....

This is a very funny movie, full of good humor, sight gags and, of course, lots and lots of staged fights between the heroes and the bad guys. Some of those are so over-the-top that it feels perfectly right to throw in a little music of the spaghetti western variety - fits right in! My only quibble is that during the fight scenes, the director (Lee Byeong-heon) chose to use the wobbly camera method, which always tends to irritate my eyes; otherwise, it's not surprising that this is a big hit in its home country, or (on the negative side) that a Hollywood remake is already in the works!


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Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | Mandarin

Release Date:

21 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,587, 27 January 2019

Gross USA:

$1,565,885

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,932,733
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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